Furniture Restoration - Shabby Chic

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Furniture Restoration - Shabby Chic

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Session 1 & 2: Saturdays 10am – 1pm. Session 3: Sunday 8.30am – 1.30pm.
$179 Limited inc GST / $0 / $143.20 / $161.10
Furniture Restoration - Shabby Chic

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Session 1 & 2: Saturdays 10am – 1pm. Session 3: Sunday 8.30am – 1.30pm.

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Course description

Learn how to upcycle vintage furniture to shabby chic style at this Woodwork course in Sydney.

Discover how easy and affordable it is to acquire and restore period furniture pieces in this popular decorator style. You’ll learn what kind of items to look out for and how to buy, prepare, finish and sell ‘upcycled’ furniture. It’s a great way to save decorating dollars, reduce landfill – and even make money from your garage.

This course looks at different timbers, styles and finishes as well as tips for buying genuine period furniture at auction… before hitting the workshop for some hands-on resto work: breathing life back into that old chair, banged-up coffee table, picture frame etc. that you’ve brought along to the workshop with you.

We will visit a period furniture centre where we’ll discuss timbers, design periods and the look you want to achieve as well as an antiques auction house to learn about how to bid and what happens on pick-up day. It’s an opportunity to think about your favourite style, check out which items are easy to restore and (if you wish) pick up a piece to work on. Then you’ll get to work in a fully equipped workshop to learn how to paint, distress and wax the furniture in the ‘shabby chic’ style.

The course also includes tips on how to sell your pieces for profit.

Ideal for…

This course has no prior requirements – you don’t need trade skills to do it.

Course content
  • Popular shabby chic (French Provincial) styles
  • Antique auction house – how to get the best deal
  • What pieces to look out for
  • Stripping, application of paint, distressing and waxing
  • How to create the shabby chic look
  • Information sheet on different ways to sell your pieces.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will:

  • understand how to identify different furniture design periods
  • know how to bid for pieces at auction, like a dealer
  • know how to strip, apply paint, distress and wax your pieces in the shabby chic style
  • be aware of four main ways to sell your finished items, if that’s what you’d like to do.
Venues

Session 1 (Saturday, 3hrs)

  • Meeting Point A at 10.00am: Inspection at Raffan Kelaher & Thomas Antique Auction rooms, Leichardt
  • Meeting Point B at 12.30pm: Inspect the workshop at 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern

Session 2: (Saturday, 3hrs)

  • Meeting Point A at 10.00am: Mitchell Road antique centre, Alexandria. Check out various finishes, timbers, design periods etc.
  • Meeting Point B at 12.30pm: Bunnings, Mascot. Get prepared for your project.

Session 3: (Sunday 4hrs)

  • Meeting Point A at 8.30am: Workshop at 107 Projects, Redfern (The Bower)
  • Meeting Point B at 12.30pm: Nearby cafe for discussion about ways to sell (location to be decided on the day).
For the workshop session, please bring:
  • Furniture items (up to 3 small to medium-sized pieces only) The tutor does not supply items to experiment with. Please avoid pieces made from chipboard
  • Consumables (eg, paint, paintbrushes, fine steel wool, coarse sand paper, furniture wax). Talk to course presenter for actual requirements which will be based on the items you intend to work on
  • Please wear clothing and a hat or cap that you don’t mind being splattered with paint
  • Wear closed in shoes (no sandals)
  • Bring lunch (or buy from food outlets nearby)
Important information
  • Transport is not included. You will need to make your own arrangements to access the various venues for this course.
  • You will need transport to deliver your pieces to the workshop and collect them after you’re finished

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • Nicole said: I enjoyed the course immensely and looked forward to every session. Lynn opened my eyes to the world of shabby chic furniture restoration and gave such insightful tips and tricks that I now apply regularly and I’ve been given the courage to start selling.

  • Helen said: Great hands on interactive course, with end products I love. Learnt a lot from Lynn, who was very passionate about shabby chic.

  • Jenny said: Great course, fun and informative, ready to try my hand now! He inspired me and was so encouraging I feel confident in my next steps. Keen to get started. Highly recommended.

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